Published on March 29, 2018
TEST OUT NEW BROADHEADS NOW
By Tracy Breen
Spring is here! Most bowhunters are either thinking about turkey hunting or hunting next fall. Spring is a great time to test out a few new broadheads. There are several reasons spring is a great time to test out a new broadhead you haven’t tried before.
One reason to try a new broadhead is because buying a pack of new broadheads this time of year is much cheaper than it will be in the late summer and fall. Spend a few minutes online and you will probably discover that several online retailers and pro shops have broadheads discounted because they don’t want to keep inventory until this fall. If you want to try a new broadhead that you heard a lot about, you can save a little money by doing it now.
TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE
Another reason to try a new broadhead now rather than in August is because there is plenty of time between now and the fall to tweak your bow set up if you discover your bow needs to be fine tuned after using a new broadhead. I hate trying to tune a new broadhead a week before hunting season. If you start now, there is plenty of time to choose a broadhead and get your new broadheads and arrows flying like darts before opening day. I like weighing my broadheads and my arrows to make sure that each arrow in my quiver weighs the same. Going through this process takes time.
LONG RANGE TESTING
I like testing broadheads this far in advance because it gives me plenty of time to determine how accurate my broadhead of choice is at extreme distances and how durable it is. Almost any broadhead can fly true at 20 or 30 yards, which is not always the case when you are shooting at 50 or 60 yards. Making sure a broadhead is accurate at these distances takes time.
Sometimes I like testing broadheads for durability. Every broadhead maker says their broadheads are tough as nails. Real word testing reveals a different story. I like shooting broadheads into a board. If a broadhead is tough, it will hold up fairly well. If not, it will fall apart on impact.
Testing broadheads takes a lot of time but the knowledge gained and the dollars spent are worth it in the end. If you have had your eye on a broadhead you have never tried now is the time to try them.